I’ve been interning at iamsick.ca for just over two weeks now and I can say that I’ve never experienced anything quite like it. The start-up company, based inside of the University of Toronto’s Impact Centre, is one that is focused on making all forms of healthcare more accessible to Canadians. Their online platform serves to connect healthcare providers to patients by acting as a middleman— a middleman that does everything from keeping a database of what services are available, when they’re available and where they’re available to providing patients with online booking services and virtual waiting rooms.
My day to day tasks vary a lot, depending on what the priority of the company is that day. I’ve done everything from making sales pitches to potential clients to devising alternative marketing strategies to coding programs to manipulate iamsick.ca’s massive database of healthcare provider information. I spent today creating and experimenting with different posters to develop one that would easily and convincingly pitch our company to healthcare providers.
A day in the life at a start-up company is certainly very different from one at a “normal” workplace. There’s a degree of freedom and skillset diversity that you don’t get to see and use anywhere else. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to intern for this start-up company and am looking forward to the rest of my month here at iamsick!